#Bible #Ruth #Scripture #Rapture #Pentecost Barely Omer June 3, 2017 #CCOT

Computer readout of Pentecost which is encoded in the book of Ruth

How appropriate that God encoded the term "Pentecost" in the book of Ruth.  Boaz who is the Kinsman redeemer is a type of Christ.  And Ruth represents the Gentile Bride, the Church.  And so Boaz took Ruth as his wife during the "Barley harvest" in the Spring of the year.  This story in the book of Ruth is a HUGE CLUE to the "timing" of the Rapture of the Church.

The "Barley" and those "49 Barley omers" not only represent the Church / church age, but I also believe ( most importantly ) that they also represent the time between "Christ's resurrection" which was on First fruits / the 1rst Omer, to the resurrection / Rapture of the Church by the end of the Barley harvest at the 49th Omer ( the day before Pentecost ). 

From "Christ's resurrection" ( first Omer / first fruits ).......to....... "the resurrection / Rapture of the Church" ( 49th Omer ). So let me lay out this Scripture above in 1Corinthians 15:23,24 ) in the order that it unfolds.

1Corinthians 15:23,24.....But each in his own order. Christ the first fruits / 1rst Omer  2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 35 - 36 - 37 - 38 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45 - 46 - 47 - 48 - 49th Omer ( Rapture yet future ). Then Pentecost - day 50 ( wheat harvest begins )......THEN comes THE END, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power" ( is accomplished during the seven year tribulation period and at its conclusion ).

No one knows for sure what the 49 Barley Omers truly represent.  Not even the rabbis know for sure?  But when you look at that Scripture passage in 1Corintians 15:23,24 which I show above, and you see the "order" of the resurrections ( The resurrection of Christ and the Church ), then it makes perfect sense as to "what these 49 Omers mean" or represent.

The three main feast days of Israel are each associated with a different harvest.  The barley ripens first around the time of Passover; the wheat ripens next around the time of Pentecost; and the grapes ripen last in the fall around the time of Tabernacles. And so you can see here the "order" of these three harvests.  The Barley is "first", then the wheat is "second", then the Grape harvest is third.  This follows God's prophetic "order" of events.

( First harvest ) Is Barley in the Spring / the 49 Barley Omers represent the Church and the time between the resurrection of Christ ( He the First fruits ), and reveals "where" the resurrection / Rapture of the Church will specifically take place ( at the 49th Barley Omer just prior to the day of Pentecost / day 50 ).

( Second harvest ) Is the Wheat harvest which begins around Pentecost.  The "wheat harvest" represent the "End of the age" ( separation of wheat from the tares / depicts the seven year tribulation period.

( Third harvest ) Is the Grape harvest which depicts the time of when Christ will "tread the wine press" at the time of His second advent to the earth.....Revelation 19:15 ...."From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

There is your "order" of prophetic events folks!  It is as clear as daylight!!!!! 

So now we need to look once again at this "exact order" which is laid out in 1Cor. 15:23,24 below.

1Cor. 15:23,24....."But each man in his own order.....Christ the first fruits, AFTER THAT those who are Christ's at His coming ( which is the resurrection Rapture of the Church at the END of the Barley harvest / 49th Omer / day before Pentecost ),

THEN comes THE END, ( The "End of the age" which begins at the time of the "wheat harvest" at Pentecost / separation of the wheat from the tares ) when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power" ( is accomplished during the seven year tribulation period, at which time at the conclusion of this seven year period He ( Christ ) treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty."

Now, do you see it!  I certainly do!

The Barley grain represents the Church who has been gleaned and winnowed and thus harvested ( completion / fullness ). The "Barley harvest" is first harvest in which the Church will be resurrected and Raptured. And to make any sense of these 49 Omers, then I am convinced that they must refer to the Church / Church age which will close and conclude by the 49th Omer in a year yet future, the day before Pentecost which is day 50 ( the wheat harvest begins / depicts the END of the age!  ).

When Barley is harvested it is "thrown up into the air" and the wind blows the chaff away.  When the Rapture happens the Church is going to be "caught up into the air" and "shed" this old perishable body which is like "chaff."  Our soul / spirit ( symbolic of the kernal of Barley grain ) is the real you and me which is housed in this fleshly body.  Likewise the Barley grain is housed in an outer coating just like our soul / spirit is housed in a fleshly body. And so we who know Christ will be given "new bodies" which will be incorruptible at the time of the Rapture, and our old fleshly body within a "twinkling of an eye" will be removed and "blown away" just like the Barley chaff in the wind......What a beautiful picture of the Rapture of the church!!!!

The Church is a "type" of First fruits.

James 1:18....."Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

The feast of Firstfruits has been called by a few different names. It's Hebrew name is 'Reshit Ketzivchem' which means 'the fruit of your harvest'. It is also known as the 'Feast of Omer' and the 'Feast of the Wave-sheath'.1 The feasts of God are based around different harvest times.

first fruits barleyThe barley harvest arrived first in the March/April period. So this feast of the firstfruits was to do with the barley harvest. Then came the wheat harvest normally around May and was associated with the feast of weeks ( Pentecost ). Finally the fruit harvest (grapes, figs, pomegranates etc) came later around September and were associated with the fall feasts. So God instructed the Israelites that before reaping the barley harvest they were to take a sheaf of the first grain to the priest who would wave it before the Lord. As they waved the firstfruits to the left and the right, it was symbolising that this sheaf that they had represented the entire crop. Until they did this the rest of their crop was not 'kosher' (acceptable). They did this to acknowledge and thank the Lord for the coming harvest and to ask His blessing upon it. It was to be a joyous occasion trusting that the One who gave them the firstfruits would also bless the full harvest. As well as waving the sheaf before the Lord, they were to offer a burnt offering and a drink offering. They were not to eat bread or continue the harvest until this offering of the firstfruits had been made to the Lord.

Now there was a specific day on which they were to do this. No date is given (as is given in several of the other feasts) but following the feast of Unleavened Bread this feast was to occur 'on the day after the Sabbath'. So this feast was to occur on the first day of the week after Passover/Unleavened Bread....( end quote ).

Below you will see the text in the book of Ruth where each letter spells out the Hebrew term Pentecost ( circled on the right side of the page within the Hebrew text ).

It is vividly clear to me from what is laid out in Scripture that the Church is going to be Raptured in the spring-time at the time of the Barley harvest, and not in the "summer, fall, or winter."

It's just that clear to me folks!!!!!

Until he comes!

In Christ, Tom Gaston


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